April 29, 2015 By Leanne Vogel December 10, 2018
A moist sugar-free, grain-free, paleo, keto chocolate mug cake recipe to end your chocolate cravings in a flash. Complete with two slight changes to the recipe depending on how you like your cake.
Cravings. They’re a bitch. Flat out. The way I see it, there are 2 different types of cravings…
The emotional craving. You want because your head; and emotions, are playing tricks on you. Your past stories and experiences are dictating your present reality. If you’re dealing with emotional cravings, watch this.
And the second, the body craving. Your body is telling you that something’s off, that it needs that certain something to balance everything out. (Almost every time) it’s a lack of fats and a lack of magnesium. By eating enough fat, you send a calming signal to our body, neutralizing the “uppity” feeling you get when you’re craving something you, “shouldn’t have”.
Today’s keto recipe approaches cravings from two angles: to calm your system with healthy fats and to satisfying your body with magnesium. Word.
AND! If you’ve reacted to xylitol in the past and you really want to go sugar-free but you’re out of options, read the NOTES of the recipe today where I explain why you reacted to xylitol and what to do about it. And no, it goes beyond choosing a xylitol that’s “birch-sourced”.
You’ll notice that I’m using a couple of ingredients from Epicure in today’s keto recipe. If you do not have these products, or don’t have access, this keto recipe is still fair game for you! I’ve included ways to use ingredients you have in your home. I am not a consultant for this company, nor do I have any investment in the results of sharing their goodies with you. Many of you have asked for my thoughts on this company, so here goes!
Epicure is a 100% Canadian, family-owned, woman-led company that creates spice mixtures and dinner shortcuts to encourage easy, delicious family meal prep. What I like about their products is that they use clean, wholesome ingredients that are nut-free, gluten-free and as pure to natural as possible with no added MSG, fillers, or artificial flavors or colors. And, they’re enrolled in the Non-GMO Project. Many of their mixtures are salt-free (where you can add your own healthful salt, like Himalayan rock salt) and dairy-free.
Epicure creates meal sidekicks that are minimally processed helping us to prepare fast, quick and flavor-packed meals in a flash. Basically? I think they’re awesome. And if you’re using Epicure products already, or have thought about grabbing a couple of make mealtime a bit simpler, do it!
In case you’re a Epicure junky and wondering which products I approve of, here are a couple of my gluten-free, sugar-free, dairy-free, salt-free and Non-GMO favorites… Greek Dressing Seasoning, Harissa Seasoning, Apple Pie Seasoning, Pizza Seasoning, and Cha Cha Chili Meal Shortcut Mix.
Epicure Poudre Douce and a batch of brewed Epicure Chai Tea to make todays keto cake. If you do not have these products, no worries! Check the notes of this keto recipe.
What type of craving do you experience the most? What strategies do you use to overcome them?
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Hi! I’m Leanne (RHN FBCS)
a Keto Nutritionist, host of The Keto Diet Podcast, and best-selling author of The Keto Diet & Keto for Women. I want to live in a world where every woman has access to knowledge to better her health.